Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarships aim to recognise and reward academically gifted students who have achieved outstanding results in their Higher School Certificate (HSC), or equivalent. 


Current high school leaver.


Any undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University.


$5,000 per year (or part-time equivalent).


Up to four years full-time (or part-time equivalent) for an undergraduate degree which may include Honours.


Applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • reside in or have undertaken their Higher School Certificate in Western Sydney
  • have applied for a Western Sydney University undergraduate course as their first preference with the University Admissions Centre (UAC) by close of Change of Preferences, 6 January 2016.
  • demonstrate a high level of academic achievement through a minimum ATAR 90 or equivalent

Due to the competitive nature of scholarships, any Regional Bonus, Subject Bonus and other bonus points are not taken into consideration for this scholarship.

Application and Selection Process

There is no application required for this scholarship. Selection of these scholarships will be undertaken on the basis of highest ATAR, to the maximum number of scholarships available. A course quota applies.